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Main Entry: 1mo·tive
Pronunciation: primarystressmomacrt-iv, sense 2 is also momacr-primarystresstemacronv
Function: noun
1 : something (as a need or desire) that leads or influences a person to do something <their motive in running away was to avoid trouble>
2 : MOTIF
synonym see CAUSE

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